We hope you are all well this week! We have over 120 cats and sogs scheduled to be stralised this week, it's going to be a busy one for us but we are excited to kick off the new year tackling the overcrowded street animals across Mexico.
On Saturday we had a phone call about a dog on the streets that looked sick, we jumped in our van and went t othe rescue where we met this amazingly beautiful little girl suffering from servere manage. Being a street dog it is common for their immune system to take a huge hit and although she must be very itchy and in some pain our team are going to get to work this week in treating here. It is estimated that her treatment will cos around 500USD and then we need to feed her and give her rehab before we can find her a new home, it's an expensive process and your donations and help make our work possible.
Thank you for supporting us!
It's been a really busy start to 2023, our CEO came to visit and did he get to see our team in action! Over the past quarter our regular donors and supporters allowed us to perform 20 sterilization operations daily with numbers doubled every Tuesday thank you to a local vet coming to volunteer their time.
This program is vital for us to try and manage the large number of cats and dogs homeless and on the streets of Mexico. We can only open the doors to our clinic daily because of the donations and support from you as we get no support from government or local authorities and unfortunately the cats and dogs we rescue don't have cash!
So why has it been a busy start to 2023? We are not sure but good news it started off with a kitten being adopted by a couple that came to Mexico on holiday, visited our centre and fell in love with one of our kittens. They are currently in the process of the paperwork to take her back to Canada for her new life and we are so happy!
Another early start and on our way into the clinic we found Chabela, a stunning little black puppy left in a box on the doorstep, our team got quick to work as she was extremely malnourished with a corneal ulcer that needed expensive drops and care to save her eye. We have since raised $300 for this medication but we need another $300 to fund it then need support to care for her and provide her food as she is going to be with us a little while now. It was only a couple of days and then we couldn't believe it was another drop off but this time it was Andrea who had her leg cut off possibly with a machete. The remaining part of the leg was amputated and she is now recovering but we need to cover the cost of her surgery which was around $400.
As well as this hectic week the other day a cat with 4 kittens was left outside the clinic and again our amazing team jumped into action but it was very sad that the mother passed away, we are now looking after the kittens and bottle feeding them and they are showing good signs of a healthy future.
It's been a busy year and we are not even 1 month in! The world of cat and dog rescue is so unpredictable and as you can see donations are critical for us to survive and not turn these urgent cases away. We thank you for being a part of the solution in Mexico and remember if you ever are in the area we would love to see you!
Laura, Tyrone and the whole Action Change Team
70% of all dogs in Mexico live on the street, which is why awareness is an important part of this project. Our partners who are working on bringing together community stakeholders to address the root causes of animal suffering in order to improve dog/cat care, prevent abandonment and support humane population control.
Our project have spayed or neutered over 18 500 dogs and cats. They have 2 permanent veterinarians and a permanent community support program. They are also committed to education which encourages responsible pet ownership and challenges negative perceptions of feral cats, sometimes resulting in cruelty.
Thank you for your support
It really is exciting to see work get back to normal after so many lockdowns due to the pandemic, with your donations and support we have been able to do some incredible things....
396 street cats and dogs have been steralized, 85 street dogs supported and 148 street cats supported
496 animals steralized, 109 dogs rescued or supported, 139 cats rescued or supported
470 animals steralized, 168 dogs rescued or supported, 302 cats rescued or supported
It really has been a great start to the year and in March we hit 50,000 medical procedures completed at our clinic for free or rather funded by your donations since we opened. This was a huge highlight for us!
Sadly we was called to an emergency in March where we found a sweet little black cat dumped in a box in the street left to defend for herself with many aggressive street dogs around her. Luckly we got there in time however she was in a very bad way and needed multiple surgery and urgent care from our medical team. The team are urgently seeking donations and support as she is extremely sick and is currently hospitalized so the medical bill is creeping up. We need to purchase critical care food and medication and this is not cheap so any help for this little girl would be welcome.
Thank You for supporting us!
Support animal welfare through the permanent sterilisation and education programmes that our partners carry out. Proper education and awareness programs, as well as permanent low cost / free spay and neuter programs are the main approaches this project takes in order to reduce the number of dogs and cats that roam the streets.
Our partners are working on bringing together community stakeholders to address the root causes of animal suffering in order to improve dog/cat care, prevent abandonment and support humane population control. We have spayed or neutered more than 18 500 dogs and cats so far and have 2 permanent veterinarians and a permanent community support program in place for long term sustainability. A donation of $20 provides a parasite treatment for one kitten per month.
Thank you for your support
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